After attending a Master Course in literature and creative writing at Alessandro Baricco’s Scuola Holden, in 2007 he moved to Madrid where he started studying photography at Blank Paper Escuela with Fosi Vegue. Two years later he was already working on his photography projects, and in 2010 he published his first short essay, La Vertigine. His first book, Ukraina Pasport, came out the following year, receiving the PhotoEspaña Honourable Mention as best book of 2011. At the same time he began working as a teacher at Blank Paper Escuela, where he taught until 2017. In 2012 he was selected for Pla(t)form, at Winterthur Fotomuseum. In September 2014 the London-based publisher Akina Books brought out his second book, Italia o Italia. The work received good reviews from a number of critics and the photographs were exhibited in 2015 at the International Photography Festival of Rome. In April 2016 Dalpine published his third book, The Castle, which was exhibited within the ofcial programme of various festivals (PhotoEspaña in 2016, Les Rencontres d’Arles in 2017) and in galleries (Viasaterna in Milan, Temple in Paris, Espace JB in Geneva) around Europe.
Another of his current projects, Hereafter, received the La Caixa Foundation Fotopres grant in 2014. The work was exhibited at CaixaForum in Barcelona and Madrid in 2017 and will soon be made into a book. Since 2016 he is represented by Viasaterna. He currently teaches and lectures internationally, collaborating with museums (MACRO in Rome, CCCB in Barcelona, Museo San Telmo in San Sebastian), schools (ISSP in Latvia, D.O.O.R. and Officine Fotografiche in Rome) and universities (Leeds University, Universidad de Navarra).